PHOENIX — Phoenix Metropolis Council voted Tuesday to reopen extra facilities and metropolis parks, together with sports activities complexes, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and swimming pools and splash pads, and to renew accepting reservations for sports activities practices, video games, and tournaments.
Starting Wednesday, March 17, picnic tables, ramadas, basketball courts, and volleyball courts at Phoenix parks will reopen, the Parks and Recreation Division stated in a information launch.
Reservations for the athletic fields and tournaments will start March 22. Metropolis-owned swimming pools and splash pads are scheduled to open on Might 29.
Playgrounds, restrooms, pickleball courts, tennis courts, climbing trails, open park areas, golf programs, canine parks, disc golf, skate parks, and plazas are additionally open.
“The COVID numbers are encouraging, and counsel that we’re headed in the appropriate path,” stated Mayor Kate Gallego in a ready assertion.
Due to the continuing pandemic, there will likely be some restrictions in place, such because the closing of all park parking tons over Easter weekend, April 3-4, to cut back crowds. Nevertheless, folks will likely be allowed to stroll or bike to their nearest park.
For sports activities tournaments, there will likely be spectator restrictions, compliance info, and a requirement to comply with the CDC-recommended COVID-19 security tips.
The Metropolis of Phoenix stated it plans to open 12 of its 29 swimming pools this season: Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Starlight, Sunnyslope and College.
Swimming pools will open at diminished capacities, may have particular open swim and swimming classes occasions, and workers will comply with an enhanced cleansing routine, a information launch stated. They may comply with their regular working schedule: Open six days per week (closed on Fridays) from Might 29 – August 1, and open Saturdays and Sundays solely, August 7 to September 6.
Swim and dive groups, water basketball league, and different actions and particular occasions won’t occur this season, town stated. Extra particulars could be launched later this month. Go to www.phoenix.gov/parks/pools for updates.